In this video, health-care analysts David Williamson and Max Macaluso discuss the moves obesity drug-frontrunner Vivus is making before its competitors, most notably Arena Pharmaceuticals, get their drugs on the market. Watch and find out what Vivus is up to and what it means for investors of all the obesity drug companies.

When it comes to do-or-die businesses, the biotech industry takes the cake. Arena Pharmaceuticals is one recent success story in the industry after gaining FDA approval for its innovative obesity drug. While the future looks bright for Arena, there are still plenty of obstacles ahead. In our brand-new premium research report on Arena Pharmaceuticals, we walk investors through the must know opportunities and threats facing the company. Since key news can develop quickly, we're also including a full year of updates for those who sign up. Click here now to learn more.

The article The Obesity War Escalates originally appeared on Fool.com.

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